TWO MINUTES WITH: SEIMS

TWO MINUTES WITH: SEIMS

SEIMS are an all-out auditory assault. What started as a “bedroom-only studio project” grew into this furious Sydney-based math-rock powerhouse, which has drawn comparisons to big names like 65daysofstatic, And So I Watch You From Afar, Battles and Adebisi Shank.

Supporting Tortoise at the Manning Bar on December 7 with mates Tangents, we chatted to the band’s main man, Simeon Bartholomew, as part of our Two Minutes With series.

EAT A BAG OF MIX: CLAIRE HODGSON

EAT A BAG OF MIX: CLAIRE HODGSON

Eat a Bag of Mix is a LIFE IS NOISE feature where we get a DJ, musician, producer, industry figure, promoter or just someone with all-round amazing taste in messed-up and weird music to give us a selection of tracks that has influenced them, or tunes that currently float their boat.

This month's bag-of-mixer is Perth-based Claire Hodgson, who works for key music industry body West Australian Music and screams in two bands—The Shakeys and Roundup Weedkiller. And she definitely knows her shit when it comes to weird and wonderful music.

TWO MINUTES WITH: SPARKSPITTER

TWO MINUTES WITH: SPARKSPITTER

Sparkspitter’s math-infused rhythms are contagious. And they’re just picking up steam. In the past two years, they’ve released an album and EP, toured South East Asia and now this Adelaide outfit are supporting legendary instrumentalists Tortoise on December 9.

Joined by Last Days Of Kali at Fowlers Live, we chatted to the band as part of our Two Minutes With series.

TWO MINUTES WITH: HALF/CUT

TWO MINUTES WITH: HALF/CUT

Half/cut are hypnotic. Striking a balance between shimmering beauty and biting depressive melodies, this Melbourne five-piece dream pop outfit only played two shows before they recorded their debut full length, Ecco Locale, earlier this year.

Now more seasoned, they will be supporting Tortoise at the Croxton on December 8 with fellow locals Fourteen Nights At Sea. We chatted to vocalist Jessie Warren as part of our Two Minutes With series.